David H. Mould, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University. Since 2011, he has directed a global training course on communication for development for UNICEF, with over 200 staff members completing online modules and a two-week workshop (currently held at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg). He also works as an journalism and media trainer, most recently with tutors from the Malawi Institute of Journalism under a USAID-funded project (through Population Reference Bureau) to revise curriculum and integrate population issues.
He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Journalism and Mass Communication in Kazakhstan (2011) and Kyrgyzstan (1996–1997), has had a teaching fellowship in Russia, and was a faculty member for the University of Pittsburgh's Semester At Sea program in 2003. From 2002 to 2005, he served as director of Ohio University’s master’s program in Communication and Development Studies, and from 2005 to 2010 as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Scripps College of Communication. From 2007 to 2012, he worked on C-Change, a USAID-funded project (through FHI 360) to build capacity in social and behavioral change communication, with projects in several sub-Saharan African countries. From 2006 to 2008, he directed a $248,000 ECA-funded program to improve reporting by Indonesian TV journalists on conflict and ethnic and cultural issues; in 2010, he served as administrative director for the Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media.
He has conducted training workshops for international and U.S. government agencies and contractors including UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, IREX, USIS, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) and Open Society Institute, in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Malawi and other countries. Topics include communication for development, journalism curriculum development, training of trainers, environmental journalism, reporting on social and human development issues, legal and ethical issues for journalists on curriculum development, training of trainers, environmental journalism, reporting on social and human development issues, and legal and ethical issues.
His research interests are in post-Soviet media in Central Asia, early 20th century news and documentary film, and politics and media. A former newspaper reporter and TV news assignment editor and producer, he continues to work as a freelance journalist.